Non-Moving Walkways

One of my favourite things about Piccadilly Station is the fact that it has one entry to each platform except the end ones that are grouped together.  It makes me feel like I’m going to Hogwarts.

The thing I like most about Piccadilly is that I have to use what feels a like a Harry Potter style hidden platform.

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Get through the security check and you’re presented with two moving walkways.  We all know these from airports as well as stations – the things you stand on when you can’t be bothered walking or the things you walk on when you’re really in a rush.

However, have you ever tried walking on one of these when they’re not turned on and moving?

Actually walking on them isn’t too much of a problem.  It’s getting on them and getting off.  I’m unable to do it without a wobble! I don’t get how it’s something so simple but the brain can’t work it out.  I even brace myself for the dismount, taking a second to put my foot down figuring that my back one is going to catch up faster than it should do.

I believe that there’s actually something similar that happens with people who have Parkinson’s Disease, that they have trouble moving from one type of flooring to another.

It’s a bizarre thing, for me at least.  I’m perfectly capable of getting on a moving walkway and getting off it again.  I’m also perfectly capable of walking on surfaces that are still.  But when there’s one that should be moving and isn’t, such a simple thing becomes so difficult.

I used to think maybe you love me, now baby I’m sure
And I just cant wait till the day, when you knock on my door
Now every time I go for the mail box, gotta hold myself down
’cause I just cant wait till you write me, you’re coming around

I’m walking on sunshine (whoa oh)
I’m walking on sunshine (whoa oh)
I’m walking on sunshine (whoa oh)
And don’t it feel good (HEY!) Alright now
And don’t it feel good (HEY!) Alright now
All right now yeah! (HEY!)

I used to think maybe you love me, I know that it’s true
And I don’t wanna spend all of my life just waiting for you (just waiting for you)
Now I don’t want you back for the weekend, not back for a day, no, no, no
Baby I just want you back and I want you to stay

Walking on sunshine
Walking on sunshine

I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that’s really real
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that’s really real

I’m on sunshine baby yeah
I’m on sunshine baby yeah

Walking On Sunshine by Katrina And The Waves

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